Past Professional Experience
Prior to the formation of his design firm, Johnston worked on over 35 golf course designs with noted golf course architects Willard C. Byrd and the firm of Kirby, Player & Associates (Ron Kirby, Gary Player and Denis Griffiths). Notable courses during that time are Heather Glen Golf Links, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wexford Plantation Golf Club and Planters Row at Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC and Marsh Point Golf Club on Kiawah Island, SC. It was during his tenure with Willard Byrd and Associates of Atlanta, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, SC that Johnston began his appreciation for the delicate balance of a golf course design within other land uses such as residential and resort developments. Although his efforts were focused on golf course design, Johnston developed the design talents to blend golf course architecture with land planning.